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Service changes

You may have noticed a number of changes since I last posted about services here, but a tl;dr: I’m running Pleroma now, Gitea has been re-done and is running 1.7.0 now, and my XMPP server has a few more services than before.

So, let’s start with Pleroma.
To quote a post on the author’s blog:

Pleroma is a microblogging server software that can federate (= exchange messages with) other servers that support the same federation standards (OStatus and ActivityPub). What that means is that you can host a server for yourself or your friends and stay in control of your online identity, but still exchange messages with people on larger servers. Pleroma will federate with all servers that implement either OStatus or ActivityPub, like GNU Social, Friendica, Hubzilla and Mastodon.

You can take a look at the node info for a little extra info. Registrations are (presently) closed.

Next up, Gitea.

Gitea is a git service much like Gitlab or Github, with an emphasis on being light and easy to work with. The main features, from their page:


Gitea runs anywhere Go can compile for: Windows, macOS, Linux, ARM, etc. Choose the one you love!

Easy to install

Simply run the binary for your platform. Or ship Gitea with Docker or Vagrant, or get it packaged.


Gitea has low minimal requirements and can run on an inexpensive Raspberry Pi. Save your machine energy!

Open Source

It’s all on GitHub! Join us by contributing to make this project even better. Don’t be shy to be a contributor!

I’m no fan of Go, but Gitea is nice enough for me not to worry about it, considering I can just stick it in a LXC container.

And finally, Prosody.

Prosody is an XMPP server written in Lua with support for most common XEPs. I’ve been using it for along the lines of 5 years now, but I’ve finally gotten around to making my instance properly OMEMO capable, namely by actually enabling PEP and other extensions that make life much nicer. There’s also a few other things I’m not ready to reveal yet, but the time will come soon enough. In the mean time, you can find my OMEMO fingerprints on my about page.

By Izaya
2019-01-25 21:57 +1100

Tags: tech software meta fediverse xmpp


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